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ACE Report #2725
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Operative vs. non-operative management of scaphoid fracture

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Clinical and radiological outcome of cast immobilisation versus surgical treatment of acute scaphoid fractures at a mean follow-up of 93 months

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Jul;90(7):899-905.

Contributing Authors: JJ Dias V Dhukaram A Abhinav B Bhowal CJ Wildin

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71 patients, above 16 years of age, with an acute fracture of the scaphoid were randomized to Herbert screw fixation or below elbow plaster cast immobilization. Patients underwent functional evaluation and radiographic assessment for an average of 93 months (range 73-110) postintervention. No medium-term difference in function or radiological outcome was evident between the management of scaphoid ...

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